Board Wars

Last week I discussed the plethora of sales boards indiscriminately displayed by some agents. Today I want to talk about ‘board wars’. This is the black hat practise of estate agents engaging in a marketing battle over sales boards through frank sabotage and ‘...


Encouraging smart, tasteful advertising tactics - Sales Boards

Today I want to talk about a pet peeve of mine that I need to speak up about. It involves estate agents that slather the area with unsightly sales boards advertising their properties for sale or let. On its face, it might not seem like something to jump upon the soapbox about, so...


Demand for property explained

There is a lot of misleading talk about ‘demand’ in the property market currently. As estate agents, we don’t mean to mislead when we talk about demand for property; we simply speak to multiple definitions. I want to take the opportunity to discuss what exactly...


Landlords and Tenant Relationship - Rules and Regulations

Last week I opened the discussion about how landlords can start out right with their tenants by building a trusting relationship. Today I would like to discuss another way to build up that relationship: Rules and Regulations. Property owners and managers usually hand off a copy...


Property Financing in a tough economy Seminar

 Date: Saturday 13th October 2012  Time: 10am until 1pm Venue: Colin Bibra Estate Agents  44 The Mall, Ealing, London  W5 3TJ  The clinic is FREE   Booking is Essential - RSVP TODAY! PROPERTY FINANCING: In a tough economy   In...


Landlords - building a trusting relationship with your tenants

I would like to start a lengthy discussion about how landlords can start out on the right foot with their tenants by building a trusting relationship filled with mutual respect. For this column, I would like to address the issue of creating a welcome pack for your tenants. It...